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Jeffrey Dvorkin is the former Vice President of News and Information at NPR (1997-2000) and was NPR's first ombudsman from 2000-2006. He is Executive Director of the international Organization of News Ombudsmen, a position he has held since 2008. Based in Toronto, Canada, Dvorkin teaches journalism at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus and is on the board of directors of the Canadian Journalism Foundation. He is involved in issues of journalistic safety and serves on the boards of the International News Safety Institute in London... Read More »

Jeff Fahey is a longtime humanitarian advocate who has traveled, lived, and worked extensively throughout the developing world for over 40 years.  While Mr. Fahey’s interests are worldwide in scope, for the last fifteen years he has focused particular attention on helping the people of Afghanistan and the Western Sahara.
In Afghanistan, Mr. Fahey has used his nearly four decades of experience with that country to help his partners and friends there plan and carry out numerous successful development projects.  He helped found... Read More »

Dr. Leslie H. Gelb is President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, having served as president of the organization from 1993-2003.

Prior to joining CFR, Gelb established a distinguished career at the New York Times, where he held a number of positions including columnist, deputy editorial page editor, and diplomatic correspondent. In 1985, while serving as the Times' national security correspondent, he won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism.

Dr. Gelb was senior advocate for the Carnegie Endowment for... Read More »

James K. Glassman is Chairman and CEO of Public Affairs Engagement, a Washington consulting firm, and a Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on economic issues and is affiliated with the Center for Internet, Communications and Technology Policy.

In 2008 and 2009, Ambassador Glassman served as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, the intergovernmental lead for strategic communications abroad. In 2007 and 2008, he was Chairman of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors,... Read More »

Ambassador Marc Grossman currently serves as Vice Chairman of The Cohen Group.

He served as the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, the State Department's third ranking official, until his retirement in 2005 after 29 years in the U.S. Foreign Service. As Under Secretary, he helped marshal diplomatic support for the international response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. He also managed U.S. policies in the Balkans and Colombia and promoted a key expansion of the NATO alliance. As Assistant Secretary for European... Read More »